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PDFWAC 246-815-155

Dental hygienist suicide prevention education.

Effective August 1, 2020, a licensed dental hygienist must complete a department-approved one-time training that is at least three hours in length for suicide assessment that includes screening and referral.
(1) This training must be completed by the end of the first full continuing education reporting period after August 1, 2020, or during the first full continuing education reporting period after initial licensure, whichever is later.
(2) Training approved by the department for this requirement must be on the department's model list as authorized in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 14.
(3) Training completed between July 23, 2017, and August 1, 2020, that meets the requirements of this section, is accepted as meeting the one-time training requirement of this section.
(4) The hours spent completing the training in suicide assessment under this section count toward meeting applicable continuing education requirements for dental hygiene license renewal.
[Statutory Authority: 2017 c 262. WSR 18-21-040, ยง 246-815-155, filed 10/8/18, effective 11/8/18.]
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